Discover Your Shipping Options
Choosing the best freight shipment mode between the US and India depends on several factors, including the type and volume of goods being shipped, the delivery time frame, and your transportation budget.
While ocean shipping offers the cheapest, volume-based pricing, it is slow and may cause delays in your supply chain. On the contrary, air freight is fast and reliable, but it can be expensive and has multiple rules and restrictions you must abide by.
We can also provide express shipping or courier services to ship small packages from the US to India or vice versa. It can help you minimize transit time and save resources to complete the shipment. Let’s dive deep into understanding the different freight mode services we offer.
Ocean Freight Service
Ocean freight is a cost-effective and reliable mode of transportation for shipping goods between the US and India. The voyage typically takes around 30-45 days, depending on the port of origin and destination. You should choose reliable ocean freight shipment providers like AIR 7 SEAS to streamline the process from the US to India or vice versa.
Being the best ocean freight forwarders, we are NVOCC-certified by FMC for international shipping by sea and can safely handle your sea freight shipping. Our expert team has experience handling the shipment's logistics, including customs clearance, documentation, and arranging for the transport of the goods from the origin to the port, and from the port of destination to the final destination.
You can choose between our full container load (FCL) for shipping complete containers and less than container load (LCL) for small cargo volume transport services.
Air Freight Services
Choose air freight shipment mode for the fastest import or export from the US to India. Unlike ocean freight, which takes several weeks, our air freight shipment services between these two countries take several days. We are certified with IATA membership and other essential licenses to help you ship your perishable goods using our reliable air freight shipment services.
Express shipping (Courier)
We also offer express shipping services between India and the US to help you escape the troubles of shipping small packages quickly without hiccups in transit. If your shipment weight is 5 C.B.M.s and 20 kilograms, you can avail of our express shipping services. We have a solid partnership with leading courier service providers like Post Office (USPS.com), FedEx, DHL, UPS, TNT, and Air Cargo (any airline) to help you accomplish your shipment results.
Warehousing and Distribution
We can solve your warehousing and distribution hurdles with our reliable and secure services for businesses between the US and India. Our warehouses and distribution centers are spread across the US and India to help you receive and distribute physical goods like agricultural products, hazardous materials, packing materials, and raw materials.
Break Bulk / Project Cargo
Our end-to-end specialized project cargo solutions can handle your oversized, heavy, high-value cargo shipment requirement and provide tailored solutions. We have expertise in managing break bulk cargo like locomotives, tugboats, pipes, tanks, airplane components, etc., with finesse. Our team follows the highest standards to ensure the safety and smooth shipping of heavy, high-value cargo.
Labeling requirements in India
In India, labeling requirements for imported goods are regulated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for food products and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for non-food products. Some of the key labeling requirements for imported goods in India include:
- Product name
- Net weight/volume
- Country of origin
- FSSAI/ BIS registration number
- Barcode or QR code
- Warning and cautionary statement
- Processed foods
- Medical devices
- Agricultural products
- Textile and clothing
- Industrial goods
As per the laws and regulations set by the Government of India, all imported goods must comply with the labeling requirements set by the relevant authorities, such as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
Labeling requirements in the US
Labeling for the imported item in the US must be legibly marked with the English name for the country of origin, batch number, address, company name, and other important details based on the product type.You don’t require labels for products like:
- Raw materials like agricultural products, minerals, and sea products.
- Construction materials like sand, gravel, bricks, lime, stone, rich soil, cement, commodity concentrate mixture, mortar, etc.
Why AIR 7 SEAS?
A leading Freight Transportation Solution Provider since 1986 in USA. We deliver Your cargo - When You Need It and Where You Need It.
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